Our next breed pick? Brahmas are gentle giants with feathered legs and feet and profuse, fluffy feathering. Originally from India, these birds were bred for meat production, though the hens lay relatively decently and are great setters and mothers. This fancy breed of chicken makes a great pet for its quiet and tame nature, tolerance to the cold, huggability and sheer chic-ness!
My favorite chickens! We have ordered them from Murray McMurray. They are large, heavy birds and lay brown eggs - very sweet personalities, very friendly, and several were quite broody. More 'meat' than egg hens, but still laid well.
Buff Brahmas These have the same large size and quiet temperament of the other Brahmas. They were developed much later, however, and are still very rare. The color pattern is the same as the Light Brahma except that the white sections are replaced by golden buff.